Writing about the President’s speech yesterday, Jennifer Rubin faults the Democrat for trying to “soothe all parties and charm even the most virulent foes of the United States” instead of setting a course and leading the nation:
Leadership involves setting a course, persuading others to follow, and steeling oneself against the inevitable criticism with confidence that in the end, good policy makes for good politics. Somehow that has eluded the president, who seems intent on getting the politics right and worrying about the policy later. It’s a dangerous game — and as Baker points out, likely fruitless.
Quite a contrast from the Gipper. Read the whole thing.